Here’s a little something I did just for fun. I recently purchased an adult coloring book.
I’m not kidding. It’s a real thing.
While I was working on the picture below, my husband, Greg, wandered into my study. “You’re not working,” he accused. “You’re playing.”
“I’m working. I’m experimenting with color!”
Greg left, shaking his head.
There is something very satisfying about coloring, watching the picture “fill up” before your eyes. It’s relaxing.
If you’d like to read further about the adult coloring phenomenon, read Jamie Jones’ article, “16 Colouring Books that are Perfect for Adults.” Or if you’d like to print out some pictures to color, see Parade’s article, “Free Download: Coloring Pages from Popular Adult Coloring Books.”
So, what do you think? Are you coloring? Or better yet, artists out there, are you making line drawings for your own coloring books? Comment below.
Inspired by Adopting James’ post, My Favorite CD’s, Part 1, I thought about my music collection, and decided to compile a list of the CDs I can’t live without, the ones that would make being stranded on a desert island bearable (assuming I had something to play them on).
- Eagles: The Very Best of. 2 CD set. Have you seen History of the Eagles? Check it out on Netflix. Watching it (more than once) made me realize I didn’t have nearly enough Eagles music, so I bought this CD. I also have Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 on vinyl.
- Martha Masters: Guitar Recital. I love classical guitar—Julian Bream, Andres Segovia—Martha Masters is by far the best. She plays so cleanly. I especially love her interpretation of J.S. Bach’s Bourée—her playfulness comes through.
- Redemption Church: Who We Are. Full disclosure: I used to attend this church, and one of the things I loved about it was this worship team. That said, this is NOT your typical church band album. The compositions are mostly original, performed with virtuosity, with diverse styles and a variety of instruments. This music will draw you close to God.
- ThePianoGuys. Really, any of their CDs would do, but if I had to pick just one, it would be their self-titled first album. I was seriously addicted to Arwyn’s Vigil for a while.
- Adele: 21. This is one of the very few pop albums about which I can honestly say I love every single song. The girl is amazing.
- The Goat Rodeo Sessions. Bluegrass played by Chris Thile on mandolin, Yo-Yo Ma on cello, Stuart Duncan on fiddle and banjo, Edgar Meyer on bass, and Aoife O’Donovan on vocals. Let me show you why you need this:
That’s it. Those are the ones I can’t live without. There are lots of other CDs that I like very much, but these are the crème de la crème.
What CDs make your Desert Island list? Share in the comments below.
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